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“The Pontifical Institute has long appeared to observers to be the most substantial centre of medieval scholarship in North America.” —GEORGE HOLMES, Chichele Professor of Medieval History, All Souls College, Oxford

The Institute Library, which opened in 1929 with a mere 3,000 titles donated by St Michael’s College, today has holdings of about 120,000 volumes whose lustre is enhanced and complemented by specialized collections of 9,000 reels of microfilm and 50,000 slides. The Institute’s Academic Council alone exercises control and authority over Library policies and use.

Access to the Library is normally granted to professors and graduate students of the University of Toronto who work in areas allied to the Library’s resources and, on a more restricted basis, to other members of the University of Toronto who need to consult unique copies or materials not otherwise available at the University of Toronto. Every reasonable opportunity to use the Library is also granted to Guests of the Institute and other visiting scholars.
Priority in collection development at the Institute Library has always been given to editions of texts and archival materials and to catalogues of manuscripts held in libraries around the world. There is a special strength in medieval philosophy and theology; but the collection is also very strong in history, law, liturgy, and literature.

The published opera omnia of every major medieval figure, as well as the great multi-volume collections on national and ecclesiastical history, are all available in the Institute Library. The inventory of the library stands in 2000 at 101,900 books, with another 20,000 printed and manuscript books in microform.

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Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274
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migne, j.-p. (jacques-paul), 1800-1875
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thomas, aquinas, saint, 1225?-1274
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augustine, saint, bishop of hippo
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carducci, giosuè, 1835-1907
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plato
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great britain. public record office
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by Heiric, of Auxerre, ca. 841-ca. 876
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Internet Archive's 2 millionth Text Scanned Handwritten in Latin by a number of scribes in a script inspired by the court of Charlemagne, this rare and beautiful treasure from the first millennium of Christianity, is one of the gems in the renowned collection of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. The Institute is dedicated to transmitting the inheritance of the Middle Ages to new generations; to deepening our understanding of the life and ideals of Western culture in the time of its...
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Topics: Homiliaries, Sermons, Latin
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by Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527; Ricci, Luigi
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Topics: Political science, Political ethics
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by Battle Abbey; Cleveland, Catherine Lucy Wilhelmina Powlett, Duchess of, 1819-1901
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Topics: Names, Personal -- Norman, Great Britain -- Genealogy
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by Bogardus, Emory Stephen, 1882-
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Gift of Very Rev. H. Carr, C.S.B
Topic: Sociology
PIMS - University of Toronto
by Statius, P. Papinius (Publius Papinius); Mozley, John Henry
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Latin and English on opposite pages
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by Sparrow-Simpson, W. J. (William John), 1859-1952
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo
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by Battle Abbey; Cleveland, Catherine Lucy Wilhelmina Powlett, Duchess of, 1819-1901
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Topics: Names, Personal -- Norman, Great Britain -- Genealogy
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by Pseudo-Macarius; Macarius, the Egyptian, Saint, 4th cent; Mason, Arthur James, 1851-1928
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Topics: Sermons, Greek -- Translations into English, Sermons, English -- Translations from Greek
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Topics: Medley family, Otham Abbey, Michelham Priory, Hailsham (England)
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by Map, Walter, fl. 1200; James, M. R. (Montague Rhodes), 1862-1936
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Topics: England -- Social life and customs To 15th century (inclusive), England -- History 1154-1399...
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by Stokes, Whitley, 1830-1909; Tigernach, Abbot of Clonmacnoise, d. 1088
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Offprints from Revue celtique, tome 16, 17, 18, 1895-97
Topics: Annals of Clonmacnoise, Ireland -- History To 1603
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by Skeat, Walter W. (Walter William), 1835-1912; Sweet, Henry, 1845-1912
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Topics: English language -- Dictionaries Anglo-Saxon, English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100...
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by Joyce, P. W. (Patrick Weston), 1827-1914
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Topic: Names, Geographical
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by Ely, Eng. (Diocese); Gibbons, Alfred W.
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Topics: Turkish language, Turkish language, Arabic language, Persian language
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Reprint; originally published 1915-38
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by Aristotle
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by Salutati, Coluccio, 1331-1406; Novati, Francesco, 1859-1915
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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by Catholic Church. Martyrology
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Book cards under editor
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by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1791-1852
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Topics: Scalds and scaldic poetry -- Dictionaries Latin, Old Norse language -- Dictionaries Latin, Latin...
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by Woulfe, Patrick
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by Périer, Augustin
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Topic: Arabic language
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by Lewis, Samuel, d. 1865
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by O'Clery, Michael, 1575-1643; O'Clery, Cucogry, d 1664; O'Mulconry, Ferfeasa, fl 1636; O'Duigenan, Cucogry, fl. 1636; O'Clery, Conary, fl 1636; O'Donovan, John, 1809-1861
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Topics: Ireland -- History To 1603, Ireland -- History Sources
Canadian Libraries
by Ptolemy, 2nd cent; Manitius, Karl
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Topics: Astronomy -- Early works to 1800, Mathematics, Greek
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by Aristotle; Stocks, J. L. (John Leofric), 1882-1937; Wallis, Harry Bernard
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by Berkshire, Eng. (Archdeaconry); Phillimore, William Phillimore Watts, 1853-1913
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Topic: Wills -- Berkshire, Eng
Includes bibliographical references
Topic: English poetry -- Old English, ca. 450-1100
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by Kittel, Rudolf, 1853-1929; Beer, Georg, 1865-
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by Wright, Thomas, 1810-1877; Wülker, Richard Paul, 1845-1910
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v. 1. Vocabularies. --v. 2. Indices
Topics: English language, English language
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by O'Clery, Michael, 1575-1643; O'Clery, Cucogry, d 1664; O'Mulconry, Ferfeasa, fl 1636; O'Duigenan, Cucogry, fl. 1636; O'Clery, Conary, fl 1636; O'Donovan, John, 1809-1861
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Topics: Ireland -- History To 1603, Ireland -- History Sources
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by O'Clery, Michael, 1575-1643; O'Clery, Cucogry, d 1664; O'Mulconry, Ferfeasa, fl 1636; O'Duigenan, Cucogry, fl. 1636; O'Clery, Conary, fl 1636; O'Donovan, John, 1809-1861
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Topics: Ireland -- History To 1603, Ireland -- History Sources
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by Bishop Stortford, Eng. (Parish); Glasscock, J. L. jun.
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Topics: Epitaphs -- Bishop Stortford, Eng, Churchwardens' accounts
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by Gibson, Margaret Dunlop Smith
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by Canterbury, Eng. (Province) District probate registry; Plomer, Henry Robert, 1856-1928
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Topic: Wills -- Canterbury, Eng
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by Philostratus, the Athenian, 2nd/3rd cent; Eunapius. Lives of the philosophers and Sophists; Wright, Wilmer Cave France
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Greek and English on opposite pages
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by Iceland. Laws, statutes, etc; Finsen, Vilhjálmur Hlöðver, 1823-1892
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Reprint of 1852 ed., Kjøbenhavn, Brødrene Berlings bogtryckkeri
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by Heath, Thomas Little, Sir, 1861-1940
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1. From Thales to Euclid.--2. From Aristarchus to Diophantus
Topics: Mathematics, Mathematics, Greek
Source: cart02
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by Caspari, C. P. (Carl Paul), 1814-1892; Wright, William, 1830-1889; Smith, W. Robertson (William Robertson), 1846-1894; Goeje, M. J. de (Michael Jan), 1836-1909
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Topic: Arabic language
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Topic: Germanic antiquities
PIMS - University of Toronto
by O'Connor, William Patrick, 1886-
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Topics: Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo, Soul
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by Martianus Capella; Eyssenhardt, Franz Rudolf, 1838-1901
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Topic: Germanicus Caesar, B.C. 15-A.D. 19
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by Great Britain. Exchequer; Story-Maskelyne, Anthony St. John, 1861-1938; Dawes, Michael Charles Burdett; Johnson, Harold Cottam
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Topic: Land tenure
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by John of the Cross, Saint, 1542-1591; Lewis, David, 1814-1895
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Topics: Catholic Church, Theology -- Collected works 16th century
Publication suspended during 1917. Second series published monthly with title: Linajes de la corona de Aragon
Topics: Nobility, Nobility
PIMS - University of Toronto
by Gilson, Etienne, 1884-1978
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This is Internet Archive Canada's 250,000 Digitized Text First published by the University of St. Michael's College, Toronto, in 1949 and reissued in 1984 to mark the hundredth anniversary of the birth of its author The following excerpt is from the Preface to the re-issued edition: St. Michael's honours the memory of its most distinguished professor of philosophy who lectured in its classrooms almost annually from 1929 to 1972, and who was the founder and life-time director of its Pontifical...
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Topics: Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900, End of the world
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Topics: Deeds -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- History Sources
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by O'Clery, Michael, 1575-1643; O'Clery, Cucogry, d 1664; O'Mulconry, Ferfeasa, fl 1636; O'Duigenan, Cucogry, fl. 1636; O'Clery, Conary, fl 1636; O'Donovan, John, 1809-1861
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Topics: Ireland -- History To 1603, Ireland -- History Sources
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by Clement, of Alexandria, Saint, ca. 150-ca. 215
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V. 1. Exhortation to the heathen ; The instructor ; The miscellanies; or, Stromata, book 1 -- v. 2. The miscellanies, books 2-8
Topics: Christianity, Philosophy, Ancient, Gnosticism, Christian ethics
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by Macbain, Alexander, 1855-1907
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"First edition 1896"
Topics: Gaelic language, Names, Gaelic
At head of title: Chrysostomika (Greek)
Topics: John Chrysostom, Saint, d. 407, John Chrysostom, Saint, d. 407, Fathers of the church
Publication suspended during 1917. Second series published monthly with title: Linajes de la corona de Aragon
Topics: Nobility, Nobility
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by Hunt, Edward Eyre, 1885-
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by Bacon, Roger, 1214?-1294; Bridges, Henry, 1832-1908
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by "Slovenská matica" v Ljublijani; Bleiweis, Johann, Ritter von Torsteniskí, 1808-1881
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Editor: 1866-81, Janez vitez Bleiweis-Trstenki
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by Dreves, Guido Maria, 1854-1909; Blume, Clemens, 1862-1932; Bannister, Henry Marriott, 1854-1919
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Vol. 1-23 edited by G.M. Dreves; vol. 24-50, 55 edited by G.M. Dreves and C. Blume; vol. 51-52 edited by C. Blume; vol. 53-54 edited by C. Blume and H.M. Bannister
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Church music, Hymns, Latin, Religious poetry, Latin
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by Amphlett, John, 1845-1918; Baldwyn-Childe
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Topic: Great Britain -- Charters, grants, privileges
Vol.1: 1870 ed
Topics: Giraldus, Cambrensis, 1146?-1223?, Ireland -- History
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Topics: Deeds -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- History Sources
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Topic: Great Britain -- History Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066 Sources
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Topic: Margam Abbey
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by Burton, John Richard, 1847-; Humphreys, John
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Pt. I. Acts of Parliament relating to the county / ed. by J. R. Burton and F. S. Pearson, 1898 --pt.II. A classified catalogue of books and other printed matter relating to the county of Worcester, with descriptive and explanatory notes, 1903 --pt.III. Works relating to the botany of Worcestershire / compiled by John Humphreys, 1907
Topic: Worcestershire, Eng. -- Bibliography
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Bibliography: p.[1]-12
Topics: Arms and armor -- England, English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 Glossaries, vocabularies,...
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Topics: Paisley Abbey, Scotland -- Church history To 1500, genealogy
In: History of the castle, priory and town of Tutbury in the county of Stafford / Oswald Mosley. London : Simpkin and Marshall : Logman, 1832
Topics: Brown family, Sidney family, Webster family, Sussex (England) -- Genealogy, genealogy
Vol. 1. A-B -- Vol. 2. C-E -- Vol. 3. F-M -- Vol. N-Z
Topics: Christian saints -- Wales, Christian saints -- England Cornwall (County), Christian saints --...
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by O'Clery, Michael, 1575-1643; O'Clery, Cucogry, d 1664; O'Mulconry, Ferfeasa, fl 1636; O'Duigenan, Cucogry, fl. 1636; O'Clery, Conary, fl 1636; O'Donovan, John, 1809-1861
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Topics: Ireland -- History To 1603, Ireland -- History Sources
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Topic: Black death
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by Clement, of Alexandria, Saint, ca. 150-ca. 215
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V. 1. Exhortation to the heathen ; The instructor ; The miscellanies; or, Stromata, book 1 -- v. 2. The miscellanies, books 2-8
Topics: Christianity, Philosophy, Ancient, Gnosticism, Christian ethics
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by Plato; Cope, Edward Meredith, 1818-1873
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Vol. 1. A-B -- Vol. 2. C-E -- Vol. 3. F-M -- Vol. N-Z
Topics: Christian saints -- Wales, Christian saints -- England Cornwall (County), Christian saints --...